Virat Kohli has always praised the Indian bowlers for their performance in international cricket. And now, Virender Sehwag has credited the bowlers for taking the team to the top of the chart in world cricket.
Sehwag feels that the sub-continent team which is all set to take on New Zealand in the finale of the World Test Championship, has the balance when it comes to the bowling line-up
“This team has a very good bowling line-up and that is why they have beaten Australia in Australia twice and now they are No.1 (currently No.2 in the latest ICC Rankings) and are also playing the World Test Championship final. There are a lot of batsmen who score runs, but cannot forget the bowlers who take 20 wickets and win games,” he told ANI on the sidelines of the launch of the CRICURU app.
According to Sehwag, India have bowlers for all the conditions.
“Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin. The Indian team has a very good bowling line-up and good balance. If the condition supports swing and seam, India has seam bowlers who can take advantage. If there is spin on offer, they have Ravindra Jadeja and Ashwin to take advantage. As a bowling unit, this bunch has done really well and I am confident they will do well in the final,” he smiled.
The Nawab of Najafgarh further added the team is dominating Test cricket due to the bowling strength.
“The bowlers definitely deserve credit because you cannot be No.1 without balance. You have to have a good batting and bowling line-up. Credit goes more to the bowlers than the batsmen because you need 20 wickets to win a Test match and series. And that is what they have done in the last few years and that is why they are No.1 in Test cricket. Credit goes to bowling more,” he said.